Mikel Arteta has no doubts about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his dedication.
He has failed to hit his normal scoring levels this season, but Arteta says he only needs to assist Aubameyang. He needs to help him regaining his best form.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are preparing to play every game as if it were a final for the rest of the season.
The Gunners return to action on Saturday when Liverpool tour Emirates Stadium after the international break.
“We talked for months about the ratio of goals we need him to score to give us the best possible chance of being at the top,” Arteta told the media.
“He’s not been what he has been in recent years, a factor that is contributed by a lot of other things that the team has to do on the pitch – it’s not just his thing.”
“Obviously, we need Auba in a different form in the next games to give us the best chance to finish where we want to finish this season, that is clear,” he said, ahead of the Liverpool game according to the official club website.
This isn’t the first time that Mikel Arteta has no doubts about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, though. He has defended his player previously, too.